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Jakarta Post

Komnas HAM asks ministry to speed up e-ID registration ahead of elections

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, April 16, 2018   /   09:17 pm
Komnas HAM asks ministry to speed up e-ID registration ahead of elections An election officer moves a ballot box from the Ciamis Regional Elections (Pilkada) logistics warehouse in Ciamis regency, West Java, on Feb.28. (Antara/Adeng Bustomi)

National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) vice chairman Hairansyah has called on the Home Ministry to expedite the e-ID registration process ahead of June’s simultaneous local elections, emphasizing the potential violation of people’s right to vote.

“We urge the Home Ministry to speed up the process for the e-ID registry, or provide an alternative solution for those who are not able to register for an e-ID yet,” he said during a press conference at Komnas HAM’s headquarter in Central Jakarta on Monday.

He added that the delay was a serious matter because it stripped Indonesians of their right to vote.

Millions of Indonesians are at risk of not being allowed to vote due to a lack of e-IDs.

The elections, which will take place on June 27, require voters to own an e-ID or a statement letter for those who have not received their IDs yet.

As of today, the General Elections Commission (KPU) recorded 152.9 million voters listed on the temporary voters list. However, 6.7 million have yet to register their identities or exchange their current IDs for the electronic one, which may cause them to be removed from the list once the KPU finalizes the final voter list. (dpk/swd)


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